Chat Settings: Chaturbate

Welcome to a brief guide to understanding your chat settings on Chaturbate. Let’s just jump right into it.

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Font & Size

When you’re on camera, it can be hard to read what your viewers are saying in the free chat. To avoid some unattractive squinting, maximize the size of font, and change the colour to committing that pops out to you.

Settings > Font Size > 20pt

Settings > Chat Color > Chose your colour

On occasion, the chat may randomly turn back to the default settings. Don’t worry, it only takes a moment to change it back to your preferred settings again.

“Notify When Leaving”

A default setting of the website is to notify you whenever mods, fans, and users with tokens leaves your room. I found this to be both distracting, and annoying. To turn this off:

Settings > Notify on Leave For > No Users

You can also do this for notifying you when someone enters the room, but personally I recommend leaving it on so you can be sure to greet those users.

Adding Gif’s

To add graphics to your chat type a semicolon (:), followed by a word to prompt options to chose from.

For example :tipifyoulike or :dancingBear

Removing Grey Users

“Grey users” or “Greys” are Chaturbate members who have not purchased any tokens, and therefore cannot tip you. I had a few grey regulars who were pretty respectful, and just enjoyed coming to my chat room to hang out, and enjoy the show. There are, however, a lot of grey users who demand models show their bodies, and engage in sexual acts without tips. As you can imagine, this gets pretty frustrating, so some chose to block grey users from typing in their chats. Here’s how:

Settings > Chats Allowed By: > Users who have tokens

There are a nice few ways to customize your chat. Play with your settings, and figure out what works best for you! Thank you for checking out this “Technically Speaking” article. Check back next week for an article on the do’s and don’ts of social media used commonly by cam models. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy

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Interview: Living With A Cam Model

1. How would you describe living with a cam girl?
Interesting. That’s probably the best word to describe it.

2. What is the funniest story from the experience?
When you were live in the kitchen and I needed water. Oh, or there was the time I had a hook up over, and I heard you on camera.
3. What influences has it had?
I actually considered becoming a cam model myself, something I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. I thought it was taboo, but learned a lot of people do it and now I’m more comfortable with the idea.
4. Do you view cams?
Yes.
5. Have you ever come across a roommate?
I’ve never seen either of my roommates on the cam site, because of geo-block. Although, I did find someone else from my personal life on a website where his video had been uploaded to. Because it was stolen from the actual cam website he used, it didn’t matter if he had geo-block settings on.
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6. Have you ever appeared online?
My voice did, so I made an alter-ego to go along with it. His name was Zach, and he even had his own twitter (now deactivated).
7. What advice do you have for someone in a similar situation?
It may be weird at first, but eventually you get used to it. Then it gets fun, and your life gets more exciting.
8. What is the main difference between living with a cam model, versus a non-model roommate?
It was more of a “nobody give a fuck” attitude. At times, we were more comfortable seeing each other in our underwear and were more open in the house. The downfall is that you live with a secret
9. Secret?
I thought the entire ordeal was interesting, and exciting so I wanted to tell my friends about my living situation, but because of privacy, safety, and stigma, I didn’t tell anyone about my roommates line of work.
As you read, “Zach’s” twitter is de-activated, so there isn’t anywhere you can find him, but I hope you enjoyed the read none-the-less. Catch me next week with a “Technically Speaking” blog on using Chaturbate settings!
Love always,
Amy

*Read This Post*

The most important post so far. Read this for safety tips!

Many of my fans don’t know that one of the main reasons I quit being a cam model so abruptly was that I had a pretty scary experience. One regular of mine insisted on meeting in person, even if it was just for coffee. I set clear boundaries, and made it very apparent that this wouldn’t happen but he insisted on it. Believing he knew what city I was in, he started going places that he thought I frequented in an attempt to see me in person. If I posted something about McDonalds, he would shortly after send a photo of himself in a McDonalds upset that he had missed me. He once visited the university that he thought I belonged to and even went to approach a girl who apparently looked like me. Obviously, I blocked him, and never went near the city he believed I lived in. Nonetheless, the experience stuck with me. I didn’t have a huge following, and this still happened to me. It happens. Taking precautions to stay safe online is so important, especially in this industry. Here are some super important tips about staying safe as an online model.

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1. Use a fake name

I’ve met cam models who use their real first names, but don’t give out their last. Not good enough. In fact, a lot of models not only use a fake name, but also have a fake real name ready to give to their special clients to give them a false sense of intimacy. Under no circumstance should you give your real name to anybody you meet through the site.

2. Hide your location

If you’re using Chaturbate, your province or state is automatically on your bio. To remove it:

Bio > Edit Your Bio > Location*

Backspace what is written there, and type to change it. I changed mine to “Canada” but a lot of models will just write something funny there. It’s up to you but I advice against having your state or province published there, especially if you’re from a smaller region.

If you use SnapChat, be sure to turn off your location from maps as well. To do this:

Settings > Who Can… > See My Location > Enable Ghost Mode

Be aware of the things you talk about on camera as well. Things to avoid talking about as it could give away hints of your whereabouts include significant weather, locally owned shops, nearby schools, events ect.

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3. Geoblock

What if someone in your area watches your cam room, and then happens to run into you in public? To avoid this uncomfortable, and potentially dangerous situation, you can block users access to your rooms if they’re from certain locations by using their IP address. On Chaturbate, you can do this by:

Settings & Privacy > Broadcaster Settings > Block access to users in these countries: OR Block access to users in these regions: > select desired locations.

Personally, I blocked the province I lived in, but also the province I was raised in so that family members couldn’t accidentally find me.

Note: your shows can be recorded and re-uploaded on other sites, and you will have no way of geo blocking this material. There will be a blog devoted to Network sites soon!

Of course, these are just three ways to safe. There are many others, such as using a fake birthday, and never meeting up with anyone in real life. Thank you for reading this important post, and I hope to see you for a special interview next week! 

Love always,
Amy

Periods & Public Masturbation

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I once knew this girl who referred to her period as her “Shark Week”, which I thought was both hilarious and cleaver. A couple of us even got her a little bag with a photo of “Jaws” on it to keep her sanitary items in. Welcome to your quick guide on surviving your period as an online performer, inspired by sharks.

 

 

    Diagram of a Shark Brain                         Diagram of a Vagina 

 

 

Take a Week Off

While this solution may be the best route for models who are new to the business, it doesn’t always work for those who are more well known, and have already gained a sizeable following.

 

Hide It

The trick most cam girls use is simple. Take the string of your tampon, and tuck it in. Do not cut it. With this trick, you can still do clitoral, anal shows- anything that doesn’t involve vaginal penetration.

 

Change Your Birth Control

There are some birth controls that cause you to have your period once every three months, or not at all. Talk to your doctor for more information, and to find out if this is an option for you.

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Own It

Not something I’ve ever done, but there are plenty of girls who add #period to the title of their show, and continue on as normal. There’s a market for everything when it comes to the sex industry.
PS. You should always thoroughly clean your sex toys after each use, but pay extra special attention when on your period.

(Note: this is technically against Chaturbate’s policy, as they disallow mentions of menstruation.)

Sea Sponge

I’ve never personally met anyone who uses a sea sponge, but this is a common trick used in the porn industry. The two key things to remember when doing this: A make up sponge can not substitute a sea sponge, and you must boil the sponge first. Also, make sure you are totally comfortable taking it out before you put it in. That would be one awkward trip to the doctor!

 

To donate to shark conservation:

https://oceana.org/

https://ocean.org/

https://4ocean.com

*These are not sponsored, or affiliate links

 

I hope these tips help you better survive your period as an online model. Be sure to check back next week for a very important post about staying safe as a cam model. Thanks for reading!

Love always,
Amy

Make More Money 101

Want to make more money as a cam girl? I’ve complied a list using my personal experience, and advice from other cam models about how to do just that.

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Make More Money as a Cam Girl

Build a Schedule

Okay, so you have to do more than just making a schedule. You have to actually follow through with it. Some of the most successful cam models prepare a schedule up to a month in advance, and get their audience excited for the shows to come by promoting it on their social medias, and reminding their followers in the chat.

Don’t forget that there’s a bondage show happening Monday night at 7pm!”

“Be sure to come back tomorrow night for the Lush show”

Clothes On

It’s no secret that viewers come to your room wanting to see you naked. If you’re already naked, and masturbating, what incentive do they have to pay you? That’s why I recommend saving your full frontal nudity for privates, paid social media, and when token goals are achieved. Similarly, if somebody asks you to do something, like showing your feet for example, kindly let them know that they need to tip first.

Token Goals: also known as “Countdowns” or “Tip Goals”, is when a model sets a monetary goal in exchange for a service. (ie. 2,000 tokens to orgasm)

Praise Your High Tippers

If you look at other models rooms, you may notice that a majority have their highest tippers usernames attached to their profiles. Thank everyone who tips you, but pay extra attention to those who tip you well. Being public about appreciating your Tip Kings will let potential tippers know that this is the way to get your attention.

Spend Time in the Free Chat

Nobody likes a cam model that sits on their phone, ignoring their users until they reach their tip goal is reached. If you want regulars, consider spending time chatting with your viewers in the free chat. Play up your persona, and make yourself as likeable and interesting as can be.

Pro tip: If nobody is talking, sing or dance along to your music. Prompt your viewers by asking them questions about themselves.

“Using my Lush helped me a lot with making money. It’s an essential!” -Rosie

Were these tips helpful? What did we miss? Thank you so much for the read! Be sure to check back next Friday for a blog in honour of Shark Week! 

Love always,
Amy

 

Related: Q&A on Money

Interview: Chaturbate Profile Designer

Welcome to the first post of the Interviews series! To start things off, I decided to reach out to the man who coded for me when I was a cam model. Meet Jonny, better known as leedsladlooking4 on Chaturbate.

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What is coding?

Html code is used to create electronic documents that are displayed on the web. Pages can contain a series of connections to other pages called hyperlinks. It can also be used to display hosted pictures.

Why is it important that cam models having coding on their pages?

I believe the best way for a cam model to be successful is to create a brand, much like any other business. And having a nice colourful and informative page is a great way to achieve this.

How much do you charge?

I charge 1000 tokens to create a profile, for that I include future updates such as birthdays/competitions/fan club members adding etc

*1000 tokens is equal to $50.00

How long does it take you?

A really intricate profile can take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours.

When you coded for me, you didn’t ask for my password. Is there any reason a profile designer would need to sign in as the model?

No, and they shouldn’t unless they trust their guy a lot. I had one girl ask me to log into her account to set up apps and bots but I believe it is something Chaturbate has a policy against. It’s not needed for the bio code. That is just a simple copy and paste at the models end.

What is your favourite thing to code?

The pages that have lots of information on them, sometimes a profile can look a little bare if there is not much to work from.

Anything you would like to add?

I think Chaturbate is a great site to meet interesting people, and see boobs while you are doing it!

I highly recommend that whether you’re new or experienced in the industry, you check out Jonny’s page. In my experience, he has been nothing but respectful, and his work is among the best to chose from. Check out examples of Jonny’s work, or visit his twitter to inquire about his services. 

Be sure to check in again next week for the post everyone wants to see: Tips and Tricks to Make More Money!

Love always,
Amy

Get More Clicks

One of your goals as a cam model is to get as many views as possible. Why? Because more viewers equals more tip potential. Here’s a quick guide to getting more users in your chat room.

How to Get More Views

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Posing Perfection

Cam websites take a “screenshot” of you every 30 seconds, and use that photo to advertise your chatroom on their main page. For this reason, you have to be very aware of what you’re doing, and the positions that you’re in. I was on camera one night, and realized that all the girls being advertised were all laying down. So by standing up, and offering something different to potential clients, my view count nearly doubled.

Timing

Picking the perfect times to get online can be tricky. Times with more audience traffic usually comes with more cam models being online, thus making it less likely for your camera to be chosen. Try a couple times of the day to see what works best for you. Personally, I found the weekends to always be busiest.

#Hashtag

A really great way to help users find you is by using hashtags in your chat room title. The top 10 hashtags that appear to be most commonly used are

  1. #asian
  2. #young
  3. #naked
  4. #lush or #lovesense
  5. #anal
  6. #18 or #teen
  7. #squirt
  8. #bigboobs
  9. #cum
  10. #new

*Quick tip: If you start a bot in your chat room, it will remove the hashtags from your title. Make sure to add them back after the bot is going!

Your Following

This last tip for getting views isn’t necessarily one I would recommend, but one I’ve seen work for other cam models. The idea is that the more followers you have, the more views you will have in the future since those following you have the link to your chatroom automatically saved in a special tab. How do you get guaranteed followers? By offering a full frontal nudity show in the free chat. Will you get more followers, and hence more views? Sure. Will you get paid for that show? Not really. Will you get lots of people who expect you to do such shows for free every time? Probably. 

Thanks for reading. Let me know what tips and tricks I missed.

Special Announcement Time 

I’m so excited to be introducing a new series to the website. Interviews! In this series, I will be interviewing cam models, and those with direct experiences with them. An interview will be posted the first Friday of every moth, so be sure to stay tuned. In the first blog of this series, you’ll meet Jonny, an interesting, and tech savvy gentleman who does coding for cam models on Chaturbate. See it first! 

Love always,
Amy